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Microsoft is actually a great Android developer - 'To-Do' is another reason why!

It may seem suprising to some, but Microsoft is actually a fantastic Android developer. In fact, I'd go as far to saythat their app offerings for Android are far superior to than their offerings for the Windows App store. For starters the full suite of Microsoft Office apps are great, as is one drive and one note, and the Arrow App Launcher is actually one of the best custom android skins available (seriously - check it out!).

To round this out, over the last few days Microsoft has released 'To-Do' which as you've guessed it - is a to-do list. It really could not be simpler - the app allows the creation of lists and then as part of each list allows tasks and items to be added.

The design is simple and clean, and a nice move away from the boxy interface design that still dominates some of the earlier Windows apps for android. It's fast, lightweight, cloud based (of course) and has a widget - so there is not much more you could ask for!

Of course there is lots of co…

Earthworm Joe

Today's app of the day is Earthworm Joe.

Earthworm Joe is a great game that emulates the look and feel of the classic Nintendo game and watch series from the 80's. This is a near perfect emulation of an LCD screen, and although it might seem a step in the wrong direction to be marveling about a High Def display imitating a grey and black LCD, there is absolutely a certain charm about it.

The game play is as simple as it comes. You can move your character (a worm) left and right, as you try to make it to the other side of the screen without getting swooped by birds. As expected, the game play becomes more difficult as your score increases.

 If you want to feel some nostalgia and experience, then check out Earthworm How,

In the words of the developers:

This game is an emulation of handheld LCD games from the 80s, but this is a new game based on those existing games, developed to look and feel like those retro classics. The story is about an earthworm, who wants to visit his neighbour, but angry birds try to catch him on the fields.
How to play the game:
- Take Earthworm Joe, our hero, to the other side of the field
- The field is swarming with angry birds, who want to eat Joe for dinner
- After you leave your hole, you cannot go back, the birds already saw you!
- There's a pond before the other hole, where you can only cross when a turtle appears. Watch out, cause the birds can catch you before crossing too!
- For every successful crossing, you get 10 points, for each move, 1 points
- The gameplay gets harder after each 50 points, and a bit easier after each 100 points
- The game features Scoreloop high score table support
Tags: LCD, Emulation, Emulator, Game, Earthworm, Arcade, Worm, Worms, Action, Casual, Angry, Birds, Fun, Joke, Funny, Bat, Fat, Scoreloop
Here are all permissions explained:
+ INTERNET is used for connection to google play store and the ScoreLoop servers and for ads
+ READ_PHONE_STATE is used by ScoreLoop, to read the IMEI number of your phone and log you in with your user
+ READ_CONTACTS is also used by ScoreLoop, because it's possible to import all your friends using ScoreLoop too, based on your contacts in your phone book
+ WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE is needed for App2SD support, so you can transfer the app from your phone memory to your sd
+ ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE is needed by the ad system
Price: Free

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